Monday, November 12, 2018

It Worked!

I love foil, but have not been very happy with the results using my laminator.  Decided to give it another try a few days ago.  This time I used 2-3 sheets of regular weight cardstock rather than copy paper for shims.  The printed toner sheets came out nearly perfect & I had great results using Transfer Gel through a stencil.  
First is the tag I made for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas.  The tag is Poppystamps Tunnel Tags & the stencil is SSS Falling Snow. 
I spread on the Transfer Gel & let it dry completely.  Then I foiled it using the GK Sparkling Silver foil.  My felt snowflake has been sitting on my table since PTI SAF. 
I was actually trying to make a 3D flower using PTI Lovely Layers, but it looked like a snowflake to me.  I added the blue Sparklet to the center at the time I made it.  The sentiment from PTI Botanical Blocks IV was stamped in Brilliance Mediterranean Blue & I tied on a blue satin bow.

The Twofer Card Challenge theme is Wreath & if you know me, you know I love wreaths.  I don't even know how many wreath stamps & dies I have--haha! 
Since the cards must be for 2 different occasions, I chose Penny Black's Berry Wreath from 2011.  I actually justified getting it at my LSS 6 years ago because I thought it could be used for backgrounds all year. 
My birthday card began by stamping the wreath (overlapping the images), in white pigment ink on a dark pink cardstock panel.  I used a very old satin embossing powder I need to use more often--so pretty. 
I die cut a circle from the panel & glued it to a doily I saved from a restaurant.  The 2004 sentiment was stamped in Memento Lilac Posies--a perfect match to the pink cardstock.  The die cut bow is PPP & I just had to use a bunch of my old adhesive pearls for my girly card.

For the Christmas card I white embossed the wreath on textured gray cardstock. 
At the top is a strip of my red foiled toner printed paper & silver glitter tape. 
The sentiment from 1992 was stamped on vellum in Brilliance Rocket Red.  Decided embellishments weren't needed.  I'm also entering Allsorts, HLS Christmas, Penny Black Creative ChristmasRetro RubberStamping Sensations & Time Out.
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39 comments:

Cat Craig said...

That tag is so stunning with the royal blue bow so pretty. Your twofer is spot on and so smart on using that wreath to mimic a confetti like cloud. Fabulous stuff! Great going on getting your foiling to work.

Darnell said...

It's great to see you at Twofer, Greta, and I love both your beautiful wreath designs! Your pretty pink feminine birthday card makes clever use of the wreath in the spotlight center of the design! And I love that you repurposed a doily from a restaurant and how amazing it looks behind the pink center with the little pearls all around! Good job with trying the foiling again! It really makes an stunning presence at the top of your Christmas card! Love the colors and love the vellum sediment panel you used so none of the wreath is hidden! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #11! (p.s. Your tag is sensational!) Hugs, Darnell

Dawn T said...

Great foiling. I must remember that tip about the heavier shims. Lovely tag, gorgeous wreath cards too.

Scrapper69 said...

Your Wreath cards are so pretty! I LOVE the different uses for a wreath stamp! Your tag is BEAUTIFUL! I love the silver and hints of blue... beautiful!!

Theresa

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... your silver foiled falling snow on your tag is incredible!! So beautiful ... foil has a unique look all it's own and it's fantastic. So pretty with the layered snowflake with the gorgeous glue gem center and large satin blue bow. A beautiful design Greta!!! Thanks for playing along at TTOC 2018!

Your Twofer wreath cards are awesome. What a great way to use your wreath stamp to create the beautiful background for your birthday card. So pretty on the doily! And your second card is dramatic with the black, silver and red. Amazing design ... and again, that gorgeous foiling. xx

brenda said...

A lovely post with super creations as always Greta, thanks so much for sharing yur elegant Christmas card with us at Allsorts challenge, lovely to have you join in.

B x

brenda said...

Need my eyes tested I think Greta as saw yhe Allsorts logo but totally missed the one to Stamping Sensation, so popped back to thank you for joining us there as well.

B x

Mia said...

I admire your tag, Greta. The sparkling snow is just wonderful.
And I love your cards with wreaths. Great design and lovely colours.
Kisses, my friend.

Betty said...

beautiful, gorgeous tag, Greta and love your twofer cards - using that wreath for a background is brilliant!!

Brenda in IN said...

You have outdone yourself on these, Greta. I love the silver snowflakes and bright blue bow with a felt snowflake. And how cool to use the wreath as a center for the birthday card. Using the restaurant doily shows once a crafter, always a crafter. We look at things differently than most people! The red and gray card is just stunning.

Rosemary said...

oh that tag is just gorgeous, greta! the foiled snowfall combined with that gorgeous snowflake are perfection! your two-fer cards are so unique and lovely! hard to believe they were created with the same stamp!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous wreath cards...very clever and creative, I am afraid my take on that challenge was a bit boring, LOL! I love that red foil...very striking! Thanks for playing with our challenge this week at Retro Rubber, too! I hope you come back soon!

maria f. said...

Nice twofer! I love the gray Christmas card with the white wreath. Perfect dosage of colors.

Mrs A. said...

Love, love that beautiful blue / white tag. Simply gorgeous. Hugs Mrs A.

Tee said...

Gorgeous tag with the beautiful snowflake and blue ribbon! And love the twofer cards!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning tag and the snowflake felt flower looks amazing. Fabulous cards and such a creative way to use the wreath stamp. Absolutely beautiful both of them X

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful tag and two wonderful cards for the Twofer challenge.

Maria said...

Oh, what a stunning tag, Greta! Love the foil, pretty flower, and lovely bow! Very pretty cards with the wreaths, too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How pretty!!!! Love the colors on that tag, stunning!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

What a beautiful wreath cards, your entry to our RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE is so beautiful, love the bright red foil, what a lovely detail.
Thank you for playing along, hope you play again next time.
Hugs.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous tag with the rich blue, Greta, & I love your layered snowflake!! Beautiful wreath twofer too!!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LURVE your tag, so sparkly. Your cards are wonderful, I love each of the wreaths.
Faith
x

Char Cundy said...

I'm so glad it worked!!! Beautiful Greta!!!!! I stopped by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!Hugs!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh goodness is that snowflake on your tag ever PRETTY!! Good for you to stick with the foil, it looks great. Your wreath cards are beautiful. The white ink looks wonderful on the colored cardstock!

Shona Chambers said...

What a gorgeous CAS design and its so perfect for our challenge!! I've never tried foiling before, it looks so good in red and adds such shine and texture to the card. The white wreath against the grey is stunning and nice to see a sentiment in red. I'm so glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

Marlies said...

A lovely tag and beautiful elegant cards. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Ros Crawford said...

Oh that tag is so beautiful Greta!! I love the colour combo and the amazing snowflake... Wonderful twofers there too! I love the designs and the colours are perfect! Sending hugs blogging sister

Mummylade said...

Wonderful projects! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

Claire Grantham said...

Oh wow, what fun and beautiful projects. I LOVE the wreath cards, they are stunning. Your love for wreath stamps is like my love for Monster stamps..I have A LOT of them LOL. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Susanne Vargas said...

Your tag is beautiful and your wreath cards phenomenal!
Love the background you've created on the birthday card. Funny, that was also my first idea but it didn't look so good with the wreath I used! So you mean I am not the only one who saves doilies from cafes??? I have a beautiful sitting on my desk...
The Christmas card looks so festive with the strip of foil and silver and the vellum sentiment! Wonderful designs, Greta!
Thanks so much for joining us at the Twofer!

Helen Wallace said...

Two gorgeous projects Greta. I love the sentiment on the vellum and the deep gray background to make it pop. Hmmm... it seems there are a few of us around the world saving restaurant doilies and you've made yours shine. Lovely work.

Joan said...

A very elegant card, love the white embossed wreath


Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month
Joan

Tracy Freeman said...

YAY so glad it worked, and its looks gorgeous...isnt it fun :)
Your card are so very elegant, very beautiful.
Sending tons of hugs xx

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous tag, Greta ... yummy foiling and great dimension with the snowflake! Your wreath cards are delicious ... a wonderfully soft and feminine birthday card, fabulous with the delicate doily backing ... and a cool, stylish, sophisticated Christmas design with luscious shimmer and shine accents! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer and at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Lucille K said...

The blue bow on your tag is so pretty. And, your use of that lovely wreath for the birthday and Christmas cards is so creative and beautiful :)

Ivana Camdzic said...

O my stars, I LOVE the foiled tag, Greta! That gorgeous foil is fabulous! And I'm so glad it worked this time! Love the 'snowflake' too! ;) I often do the same - intend to make something but it turns into something completely different! I have to agree with the wreath obsession wholeheartedly, too. I capped myself off on buying anymore wreath stuff though! Love both of these sweet cards so much!

Sybrina K said...

Greta, What pretty cards... and that tag is pretty fabulous, too! So glad you had a chance to play along with the Twofer Wreath Challenge. :)

Nonni said...

That tag is so stylish! I love the fresh color scheme of blue and white. The colors of the flag of my home country Finland! All the dimension and detail look fabulous too. Great take on Twofer as well -I never know what to do with wreaths so you've given me lots of inspiration! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the HM shout out over at The Twofer Challenge Greta x
Thrilled for you too with the Penny Black mega win from your card in October x
You so deserve the wins Greta x